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Another Day, Another Wide Receiver Joins The Fighting Illini

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingOn Saturday, A.D. Miller committed to Illinois. On Sunday, it was Sam Mays turn. Both players are tall, three star wide receivers from Texas. Mays’ measurements read 6′ 3.5″ and 181 pounds. Mays committed to the Fighting Illini over BYU, Fresno State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, and North Texas. He is the 12th player in the Class of...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Football Adds Three Star WR

Posted to Fighting IlliniAD Miller has committed to the University of Illinois! He is the 11th player to join Illinois’ offensive loaded class of 2015. “He had an offer from Michigan. An offer from Ohio State. An offer from Notre Dame. An offer from Miami. And he picked Illinois. AD Miller for prez.” -@ALionEye Miller is a huge addition for the Fighting Illini who missed on...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Target Jalen Coleman Reveals His Top Six

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingJalen Coleman is a consensus top 40 recruit in the Class of 2015. He is a combo guard. His top six schools in no order are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, UNLV, and North Carolina State. .@BSnowScout just got off phone w/ 2015 4-star SG Jalen Coleman, his top 6/no order: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Notre Dame, UNLV, NC State — Kyle...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

7-Foot Center Doral Moore Cuts His List to Five

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingDoral Moore has largely flown under the radar up until this point in his career. His recruitment has been quiet, with a minimal amount of buzz compared to Elijah Thomas or Carlton Bragg. Don’t expect it to stay that way. Moore is a top five center in the Class of 2015, and he’s already trimmed his list to five schools: Kentucky, Ohio State...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

5-Star 2015 Forward Carlton Bragg’s Guarantee

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingJeff Borzello of CBS Sports has reported that Carlton Bragg will trim his list of schools in September. The only schools guaranteed to make his list? Illinois, Kentucky, and Kansas. Once again, Illinois is lined up with the blue bloods. Will this be the time the Fighting Illini come out on top? Bragg has said Illinois is recruiting him harder than...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Football Continues to Rake In Offensive Lineman

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe latest player to commit to Illinois’ offense heavy Class of 2015 is offensive tackle Zeke Martin from Ohio. Martin committed to the Fighting Illini on Wednesday, June 18th. Martin chose Illinois over six MAC (Mid-American Conference) schools. He is rated as a three star recruit by 247 Composite Rankings. He joins Gabe Megginson and Adam...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Fighting Illini Football Recruit Denied Admission

Posted to Fighting IlliniClass of 2014 running back Matt Domer was suppose to make an impact as a freshman for the Fighting Illini. Not anymore. The Mount Carmel graduate has been denied admission to the University of Illinois. His exclusion leaves the football team lacking depth at the running back position for the upcoming season. Domer was one of the top thirty recruits in the...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jalen Brunson Unofficially Visits Illinois

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe best point guard in the Class of 2015 was in Champaign for an unofficial visit on June 9th. Jalen Brunson took a tour of campus with John Groce and his father. It was not the first time Brunson has been on the University of Illinois campus. “Mostly it was for my Dad. He has never been down there so it was like a tour for him and how things...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Significant Change in 2015 Point Guard Jawun Evans “Crystal Ball”

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe Fighting Illini have become the hot pick on Jawun Evans 247 Crystal Ball, but when does the hype become serious news? Well, if you’ve been reading the rest of Sports Mockery’s recruiting updates, you would know that when Jerry Meyer makes his pick it is time to take notice. Meyer is the number one basketball crystal ball predictor on 247...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top In-State Prospect for 2016 To Unofficially Visit Illinois

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe number one basketball player in the state of Illinois is going to make an unofficial visit to Champaign on June 6th. Nick Rakocevic, a 6 foot 9 power forward, is currently considered to have the most potential of any recruit in the state. His body control combined with his length and decent outside shot make him a valuable recruit. Schools...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Football Adds ANOTHER Recruit

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingIn what is shaping up to be a great recruiting class for Illinois in the Class of 2015, the team has added another recruit. JUCO Tight End Andrew Davis has committed to play for the Fighting Illini. Davis also had an offer from the University of Texas. Not too often that Illinois football beats out Texas. Although he’s listed as a tight end...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Why I Love Illinois Basketball

Posted to Fighting IlliniAs I sat down to write a comprehensive breakdown of how and why I became a Fighting Illini fan, I realized that I don’t remember becoming an Illinois fan. No matter how far I think back, Illinois was always my favorite team. What I do remember is falling in love. It’s impossible to talk about Fighting Illini basketball without talking about the magical...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Recruiting Update: Elijah Thomas

Fighting Illini News – Elijah Thomas is a five star power forward from Texas, and a Fighting Illini target for the Class of 2015.  Illinois is in Thomas’ official Top 10 list. Decision Date Thomas announced that he will be making his college decision on January 15, 2015. He chose the date to honor his late grandmother, who passed away on January 15. The 15th is was also his...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Basketball Offers Scholarship to Jimmy Whitt

John Groce and the Fighting Illini are casting a wide net in their search for a point guard in the Class of 2015, and based on the team’s recent “success” with highly ranked recruits, it’s probably a good idea.  The latest Class of 2015 point guard to receive a scholarship offer from the Fighting Illini is Jimmy Whitt. Jimmy Whitt Class of 2015 Point Guard Hickman High...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini to Offer Luwane Pipkins a Scholarship?

Fighting Illini Rumors - Back in February, Sports Mockery tabbed 2015 point guard Luwane Pipkins as the next big “little” thing. Turns out that assumption may have been right, as Pipkins is beginning to garner national attention. Fighting Illini Interested Scholarship Offer Expected Despite being only 5’10″, Pipkins has played well enough to become one of the hottest prospects...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Fighting Illini Uniforms Leaked: Instant Reaction to the Rebrand

Fighting Illini News – Congratulations, world wide web. You’ve done it again. Less than 24 hours before Illinois and Nike were set to unveil the new uniforms, they were leaked. So, without further ado, here’s the new Fighting Illini uniforms. Fighting Illini Basketball Uniforms The released pictures have been confirmed to be the new uniforms, and Nike has even added the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: pictures of new Illinois Fighting Illini uniforms leaked

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut their new uniforms at a special event tomorrow night on the UI campus.  Illinois Fighting Illini student-athletes employees (according to a recent local NLRB ruling) from football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball will model several of the new uniforms. You can watch the show on live stream at the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Nike Rebrand: Sneak Peek at New Basketball Uniforms

Champaign, IL – There’s less than four days remaining until the launch of new uniforms for Illinois athletics. Since our last posted update, two new promotional teasers have been released. Dear Nike, Please Don’t Ruin the Fighting Illini Uniforms Nike Rebrand Update: Consistency Fighting Illini Nike Rebrand: Football Fighting Illini Nike Rebrand: Basketball Near the end of...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Have Yet Another New Point Guard Target

Fighting Illini News - The Fighting Illini continue the search for a point guard beyond the 2014-2015 season. Despite not having an open scholarship slot for the upcoming year, Illinois has contacted another transfer. Maryland point guard Roddy Peters announced on April 8th that he will be transferring from the Terrapins. The Fighting Illini wasted no time, as they have already...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Nike Rebrand Update

Champaign, IL – Anticipation continues to build as the Fighting Illini Nike Rebrand is set to be unveiled on April 16th at 7 PM. Both the University of Illinois and Nike have been tight-lipped about the rebrand; however, a video hyping the rebrand titled “Consistency” has been released. Previewing the Rebrand Although the video is vague, there are still some main points that...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini debuting new uniforms, possible new logo?

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut an updated brand identity at a special event on Wednesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the UI campus. For those of you who didn’t go to business school, “brand identity” translates into logo, colors, trademark etc. Will there be a new logo? We’ll probably have to wait until the 16th to find...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Basketball Building a Dream Pipeline

The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team have the best opportunity of any college team out there. John Groce has built a pipeline with Chicago powerhouse, Simeon High School. The same school which produced super stars Ben Wilson, Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker. The Illini currently carry two freshman who attended Simeon high school, Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate. Kendrick had...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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